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International Space Station

It Came From Outer Space

Astronaut Karen Nyberg Exhibits Her Method For Hair Care In Space


Astronaut Karen Nyberg’s method for washing her hair aboard the International Space Station is fairly similar to how most of us do so at home, with some shampoo, water, and a towel for drying at the end. Despite the surface similarities, Nyberg’s video on washing long hair in space is mesmerizing, with beads of water flying away from her as she works them into her hair and her long locks floating upward. Watching, I can’t help but think maintaining a mohawk would be easier in space.

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: The Wolverine Can’t Wait to Sink His Claws Into This Burger

Logan may be as close to immortal as it gets, but the man still needs to eat. Notice how he has scraped the top of this burger, the Red Robin Berserker Burger made in honor of The Wolverine, with his claws, so you know it’s his. (via The Geek Twins)

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The Final Frontier

The Starship Enterprise Appears to be Surveying Earth From The Moon

This amazing photo was taken in broad daylight, and is interesting enough as a fascinating shot of the moon.  But it’s doubly exciting because it looks like the Enterprise is drifting over the moon, and George Takei agrees, commenting on his Facebook page,”My goodness, from this angle it looks like a certain starship I once flew.” Unfortunately, Spock, Kirk, Sulu and company have not traveled back in time to our present day, and the shot in reality shows the International Space Station, photographed by Maximilian Teodorescu, a Romanian photographer.  Still, regardless of whether we’re seeing the Enterprise or the ISS, the photograph and the space station photographed are amazing.  Check out a larger version here.

(via i09)

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It Came From Outer Space

NASA to Build Bouncy Castle in Space

NASA awarded a $17.8 million contract on January 16th to Las Vegas based Bigelow Aerospace to manufacture and test an inflatable International Space Station (ISS) module. This isn’t the first bouncy party gig for the unfortunately named Bigelow Aerospace as they have already produced experimental inflatable stations Genesis I and Genesis II launched in 2006 and 2007, which we hope have nothing to do with Rob Schneider or possible space-borne gigolo services).

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To Boldly Go

Star Trek’s Captain Kirk Tweets At CSA’s Commander Hadfield

It’s one thing to see science and science-fiction collide in something like the real sonic screwdriver, but it’s another when characters are involved. Star Trek’s own Captain Kirk, William Shatner, was recently spotted tweeting at the Canadian Space Agency’s Commander Chris Hadfield. About space. While Hadfield was actually in space headed for the International Space Station. It doesn’t get much better than this, folks.

(Why Evolution is True via Tipster Rebecca)

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It Came From Outer Space

Sunita Williams To Return from the International Space Station Today, Will Make Earth a Little Better by Being On It

Here at The Mary Sue we love Sunita Williams. How can we not? She holds several records for female astronauts, among them the longest stretch of time spent in space. She’s completed a marathon and a triathlon from up among the stars. And she’s only the second female in history to command the International Space Station. Today at 5:26 PM EST Williams and her crew will undock from the ISS and begin their trip back to Earth. Speaking as an Earthling (well… as far as you know), we’ll be glad to have her back.

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: All The Hurricane Sandy Things

We’ve been seeing a lot of Hurricane Sandy memes, fake photos, and even hurricane cats around the net today. I’m still voting horse head jogger guy as my favorite item. (via The FW

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Sunita Williams Helps Fix ISS With Toothbrush, Busts Women’s Spacewalk Record

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There is nothing that isn’t awesome in that headline, fellow people of the future.

This morning’s space news oddity proves that you needn’t know where your towel is at, as long as you can find your toothbrush. According to MSNBC, an astronaut walkabout team consisting of NASA’s Sunita Williams and Japan’s Akihiko Hoshide were recently charged with clearing debris from a faulty bolt housing, one that prevented them from properly installing a main busing switch. The International Space Station is powered by four of these 220 lb switches – also known as MBSUs – which relay solar power from collection arrays around the complex. A failed attempt last week to remove the former MSBU from the slot and install a spare had left two of the Station’s eight panels unable to relay power, a situation that astronaut Jack Fischer, speaking from Mission Control in Houston, compared to, “living on the set of ‘Apollo 13′.”

Sounds dramatic, sure, but remember that swapping out a busing switch for the International Space Station is a little more complicated than popping out of your car to change a tire.

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Alfred, The Only Sensible Member Of The Batfamily

This is a fan-made take on the recent Dark Knight Rises posters which featured Batman, Catwoman, and Bane. Only Guilherme Zanettini decided to spotlight some of the secondary characters like Alfred, Commissioner Gordon, and Deputy Commissioner Foley. And well, it is raining in these posters afterall… (via MTV Splash Page

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It Came From Outer Space

Spiders Spinning Webs in Zero-Gravity [Video]

That lovely creature you are looking at is either Esmerelda or Gladys, one of two golden orb spiders aboard the International Space Station who are being studied to see how they spin webs in zero-gravity. They were delivered by the shuttle Endeavour, which just completed its final space walk. But more importantly, we get to see a closer look at the spiders’ habitat with our favorite flute-playing astronaut Cady Coleman! That video is after the jump.

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